THE LATEST BOOK BY TERRY HELWIG

shifting shorelines

Messages from a Wiser Self
BOOK DESCRIPTION

If only you could meet your younger, greener self, along life’s shore, what might you say?

Terry Helwig explores this perennial question and how the human heart, tested by time and adversity, broken open by love and beauty, ripens and bears fruit. Her lyrical and compelling reflections awaken our sense of wonder to our place in the vast universe, to the ebb and flow of joy and loss, and to the sacred treasure of being alive.

 

Set on her beloved, Florida barrier island, Helwig discovers a landscape of fierce beauty within as well as without. She uncovers the solace of following the phases of the moon, the curve of a shell, and the solstice path of the sun. Nature reconnects us to our true center—that place where wisdom blossoms.

 

Inspired by years of living beside the sea, the book’s three sections—ebb tide, slack tide, and flood tide—metaphorically refer to times of loss, equanimity, and fullness. “The dance of these perpetual tides in our daily lives,” writes Helwig, “continually shifts the shoreline of who we are, and, more importantly, who we will become.”

 
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